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those alleged disgusting acts. >> and those are the words utterd by former penn state jerry sandusky hours before his fate was sealed. he was sentenced to a minimum 30 years in prison on child sex abuse charges. david lee miller has debails from pennsylvania. >> reporter: the pennsylvania judge sentenceing sand of you thinky to a minimum of 30 years in prison after five counsels of child sex abuse. >> i believe the sentence was a wise one and reflects the serious crimes. the need to remove him from society. >> reporter: before being sentenced, sandusky was classified a sexual violent predator and made a statement to the judge asserting his innocence again. >> the bottom line, jerry never fringed from his position that he was innocent and that he wanted to prove his innocence and not entertain any plea offer. that is from 2008-2009, the first accusations. >> reporter: a number of sandusky's victims spoke at the sentenceing, describing how the serious changeed their lives forever. sandusky was convicted in june of abusing 10 boys over a period of 15 years and some attacks occurred insi
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. and this morning, former penn state football coach jerry sandusky finds out if he'll spend the rest of his life in prison on 45 counts of child sex abuse, he already put out a taped statement denying it all. we'll have the latest from the courthouse as soon as it happens. it is happening within minutes there in pennsylvania. >>> good morning from washington, it's four weeks until election day, tuesday, october 10. will romney serve in national polling translate into gains where it really matters t battleground states, the mimpb battleground states of iowa, wisconsin and ohio. romney will not be president unless he can put these states in play. in a new pew poll conducted since wednesday. just last month in the same poll, romney trailed by eight points. driving romney surge, a spike in republican enthusiasm, more republicans made it through pew's likely voter screen than democrats. and a larger group of registered voters, the candidates are tied at 46. while it's unlikely returns on election day make it unlikely in this pew sample that romney has the upper hand. and looking inside the pew number
't take responsibility because tonight on the eve of his sentencing hearing, the former penn state football coach and children's charity founder has put out a jailhouse tape. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. my wife has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage. our love continues. the young man who is dramatic, a veteran accuser and always sought attention, started everything. he was joined by a well orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, penn state, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. they won. i've wondered what they really won. >> sandusky made those remarks in a penn state radio station. that's not all he said. jason carroll joins us. he's in state college. on the phone is michael bonny, the lawyer for victim number one. also renowned criminal defense attorney, mark geragos. you say jerry sandusky is opening the wound for the victims by releasing this statement. >> yes,
to their bodies but what you did to their psyches and souls. joining me now is mark brennan who covers penn state. on his website fightonstate.com, he was in the courtroom today. mark, it's good to see you. obviously this story is never easy to discuss, but does this in some ways -- i hate the notion of closure, because it's not like you wake up and something suddenly goes away. does this help at all now that jerry sandusky will likely spend of rest of his life in jail? >> yeah. you talk about a 30 to 60-year sentence. it might as well be 300 years. if penn state fans have one concern, they think only 30 years? most people realize it's for the rest of his life. the real odd thing today, every time this guy opens his mouth, whether it was costas last november or the radio thing yesterday or whether it was today, he just looks more and more guilty. we could see why he wasn't on the stand at his trial. >> you know, we heard people talk about perhaps a smirk on his face inside the courtroom before the sentencing he had this statement saying that the only person that he'd had, you know, sexual relatio
of a lot of people and he's not one of them. he defiantly lashes out at police, at investigators, at penn state and, yes, even the victims. >> they could take away my life, they could make me out as a monster, they could treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. my wife has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage. >> now why would he release it at this time? there was a meeting in chambers yesterday and the judge made it clear that jerry sandusky was not allowed to criticize the system when he spoke in court at his sentencing. what's the next best thing? arrangements were made for him to make a statement and release it by a radio station. now victims will also get their chance to speak in court after jerry sandusky talks for about five to ten minutes. some of the victims will have statements read for them, by prosecutors. others will face jerry sandusky directly and we have obtained and excerpt from one of those statements. victim number five. it reads in part quote i hope and pray when your honor
will learn his fate any moment now. the sentencing for the former penn state assistant football coach is now underway. he is 68 years old. he faces hundreds of years in prison. an expected life sentence but he is still claiming his innocence in these cases, releasing this recorded state on the eve of his sentencing. >> why didn't we have a fair opportunity to prepare for trial? why have so many people suffered as a result of false allegations? what's the purpose? maybe it will help others. some vulnerable children who could be abused might not be as a result of all the publicity. that would be nice but i'm not sure about it. martha: hmmm. proclaiming his innocence the former coach and at least some of his victims are planning to address the court today. of course we'll bring you that as soon as it cops in. as soon as the sentence is handed down. bill: breaking news on that. governor mitt romney delivering what his campaign called a major foreign policy speech in virginia. during that address he suggested that the president's leadership style has made the middle east more dangerous. >> the pr
. the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. prosecutors say about half a dozen of his victims will take the witness stand and sandusky himself is expected to testify at the hearing to defiantly say he is innocent. he gave a preview of what he might say in an audio statement he recorded from prison. >> i am responding to the worst loss of my life. first, i have looked at myself. over and over i asked why? why didn't we have a fair opportunity to prepare for trial? why have so many people suffered as a result of false allegations? what's the purpose? maybe it help others, some vulnerable children who could be abused, might not be as a result of all the publicity. >> the 68-year-old is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> and here's your "first look" at the other news going on around america. we're going to begin in texas. a dog snatching heist has cost thousands of dollars. they swiped $3,500 and $4,000 apiece. >>> crews in iowa have a huge mess to clean up. 21 empty freight cars tumbled off the tracks when a tr
-year-old former penn state coach sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. judge andrew in a poll ta napolitano joins us. he could have been sentenced to 400 years in prison, why 30? >> i don't know why the judge came up with these numbers. no that pennsylvania has an antiquated system of sentencing. in many states, like say new jersey, where i sat as a judge, for a crime-like this you would sentence the person to life without parole period, whether they live five years or 50 years. to a person who is 68 years old, there is no difference between 60 years and 400 years in jail. jenna: it feels different, though, judge. >> it sounds different. people should understand that 30 years to 60 years means he is not eligible even to ask for parole until he has served the full 30 years. so he would have to wait until he's 98 years old before he could have for parole if he ever lived that long. that is probably the thinking of this judge. the other thinking of the judge, and again i'm trying to get inside the judge's head, is that as horrendous as this crime is you might save the 400 years for
her or come forward with information. >>> tomorrow, a judge will sentence former penn state coach jerry sandusky. today, prosecutors and sandusky's lawyer will meet with the judge for presentencing hear. a jury convicted him of abusing children. his attorney says his client admits he made some bad decision but he says sandusky is innocent of all the charges. >> his mistake isn't bad judgment. so he should have realized. but he has always maintained his innocence. >> the 68-year-old could receive life in prison. >>> 2, 1. liftoff of the space x falcon 9 rocket. >> another privately owned rocket is in space. it's headed to the international space station with 1,000 pounds of cargo. you might remember a similar march back in may. it will stay there for three weeks before returning to earth. among the cargo delivered, chocolate and vanilla swirl ice cream. it's in the freezer actually. >> wow. i'm sure they'll be happy to get that. we'll check in with veronica. feel like some chocolate swirl ice cream? >> we certainly feel like we've been in the freezer. >> i would request hazelnut. s
a judge will sentence former penn state coach jerry sandusky. earlier this year, a jury convicted sandusky for abusing boys he met through a charity for at risk children. sandusky's lawyer says he made some bad decisions, but sandusky is innocent of all the charges. >> jerry has always said his mistake was using bad judgment and doing some of the things that led up to the accusations, getting showers with kids. he said he should have realized that obviously that isn't the thing to do. but he has always maintained and still maintains his innocence. >> the 68-year-old could receive life in prison. >>> convicted killer joran van der sloot is reportedly going to be a father. he has gotten a woman pregnant while serving his 28-year sentence in a dutch prison. they cite van der sloot's lawyer saying that a woman became pregnant during an unsupervised visit in the prison. he killed flores in 2010 and is wanted in the u.s. in connection with the disappearance of natalee holloway in aruba in 2005. >>> more than half of all children with autism have run away from home. that's according to a study re
sandusky will learn his fate tomorrow. the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of 45 counts of sexual abuse to young boys. he faces up to 400 years in prison. but experts expect his sentence to be closer to 30 to 60 years. he'll also probably be able to work a 30-hour week to earn money in prison. >>> new developments in the deadly border shooting last week in arizona. the head of the border patrol agents union say it was agents opening fire on each other. they will not say if the fallen agent was the first to shoot. >>> a brawl broke out between two wedding receptions early sunday morning. this happened inside a hotel in philadelphia. witnesses say it started when two brothers got into a fight. something was thrown and it hit someone else. an uncle of one of the brides suffered a heart attack and later died. several people had to go to the hospital and three people were arrested. >>> a health alert this morning, that we continue to follow. the number of rare meningitis cases linked to a tainted steroid treatment has now risen to 91, spanning nine states and kil
, investigators, the system, penn state, psychologists, civil attorneys and ore accusers. they won." the judge sentenced him to 30 to 60 years in prison telling sandusky this crime is not only what you did to their bodies but to their psyche and souls. outside court prosecutor joe said sandusky's statement was a joke. >> it was self-centered. it was devoid of any connection to the reality of the harm he caused. >> reporter: joe amendola set the grounds for appeal saying acquittal was possible had he had more time to prepare his case. >> what was the harm in giving him another six months to prove that? to do more research? to do more investigative work? which is what we were in the process of doing. >> reporter: the victim attorney doesn't believe there are any grounds for an appeal. though she was satisfied with today's sentence, she feels it still may not be enough. >> i honestly don't believe that there is enough time in the universe to create justice in this case. >> reporter: so again, wolf, sandusky sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison. sandusky telling the court, "please don't cl
scuttled contract negotiations with the carrier. >>> former penn state graduate assistant mike mcqueary has filed suit against the university for defamation and misrepresentation. mcqueary's account that he witnessed jerry sandusky showering with a boy back in 2001 helped bring the charges that led to the former assistant football coach's conviction. mcqueery is seeking millions of dollars in damages, alleging that the university mistreated him after the sandusky child sexual abuse scandal surfaced. penn state is not commenting on the complaint. >>> the latest search for jimmy hoffa has turned up nothing but dirt. police had been searching a backyard in suburban detroit where a credible tipster told them a man, possibly the long missing former teamsters boss had been buried some 37 years ago. soil samples gathered at the site turned up no traces of hoffa or any other human remains. hoffa was last seen in the summer of 1975, about 30 miles from the site of the latest tip. >>> a series of suicide bombings this morning in syria's largest city has killed at least 31 people. state tv reports tha
before we learned the sentence for jerry sandusky. that 68-year-old former penn state assistant football coach is walking towards the rest of his life in prison. and his conviction notwithstanding on 45 counts of sexually abusing children, he still insists that he, jerry sandusky, the man behind the glass, is the victim. this sentence was almost a formality. 30 to 60 years behind bars. that's what the judge said. much more compelling though, the words that were spoken today, and i don't necessarily mean just from jerry sandusky. cnn's jason carroll was inside the courtroom. he's just come out to join us. all right. so play out for me exactly what happened in that courtroom where our cameras 3r7weren't allowed. >> reporter: well, it was a courtroom filled with emotion beginning, first of all, with the victims who came to address the court, who spoke about the pain and the anguish that they suffered over many, many years at the hands of jerry sandusky. victim number six, that is a young man identified as victim number six, he stood, he addressed the court. he said, quote, that night you to
down within the last hour. the disgraced former penn state football coach ordered to serve at least 30 years in prison on 45 different counts of child molestation. the lead prosecutor didn't hold back his thoughts on sandusky, especially his statement he released yesterday. >> a masterpiece that the now self-delusion, completely untethered from reality and without any acceptance of responsibility. it was entirely self-focused, as if he, again, were the victim. it was, in short, ridiculous. >> he's talking about the report that jerry sandusky released on the even of the sentencing. now his lawyers vow to appeal the penalty, saying they never got a chance to prove their case. >> would we have been able to prove it? we don't know. did we want the opportunity to prove it? yes. could it have been proven? very possibly, but we'll never know that. but the real question, folks, is why didn't we get the chance? >> nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff joins us now from outside the courthouse. so, michael, explain how this all went down inside. >> reporter: well, as you ment
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, effectely a life sentence for the 68-year-old former penn state assistant football coach. he'll be close to 98 when he's eligible for parole. he had faced a maximum of 400 years for dozens of charges stemming from the sexual abuse of ten boys over a 15-year period. some of his victims actually spoke in court today. so did sandusky, maintaining his innocence and painting himself as the victim. this was just hours after he had released that audio statement claiming his innocence, blaming his victims for falsely accusing him. here's what the prosecutor had to say. >> his statement today was a masterpiece of banal self-delusion, completely untethered from reality and without any acceptance of responsibility. it was entirely self-focused as if he again were the victim. it was, in short, ridiculous. >> jason carroll was in the courtroom today. he's been reporting on this really from the beginning. jason, as i mentioned before, a lot of the victims spoke out today. what did they say? >> reporter: well, there was a lot of emotion in the courtroom today, anderson, as the victims stood up and talk
the headlines on "andrea mitchell reports" today, convicted child molester former penn state football coach jerry sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. he was found guilty in june of 45 counts of child abuse. the judge told sandusky that as a 68-year-old man making the prison term essentially a life sentence his intention, 30 to 60 years. >>> the former president of the maldives has denied charges that he illegally detained a judge while in office. he was he was arrested yesterday after he ignored a court summons and defied an order prohibiting him from leaving the country. he resigned from office earlier in year when it led to public protests. >>> a taliban gunman shot a 14-year-old pakistani girl known for her activism on the schooling of girls. this happened when she was waiting for the bus to take her home from school. her doctors say that the wounds are not life-threatening. >>> this year's nobel prize in physics has been awarded two researchers for their work in quantum physics. they share the $1.2 million prize that could result in fast computers and light based
. sandusky himself, as john said, gave a rambling statement all over the map, talked about his days as a penn state football coach, the agony of defeat as well as the thrills of victory, talked about the times he spent with children and hoped that some glimmer of hope might come out of all this. talked about how in his prison cell, he reached over on his 46th wedding anniversary to hug his wife dottie and banged into a wall. judge cleland was very stern and measured in his talk. he called this a story of betrayal. he said your crime, addressing sandusky, is not just the assault you did on these victims' bodies, but the assault you did on their psyches and their souls, and he said the sentence he was imposing of 30 years, knowing, recognizing that sandusky was a 68-year-old man, means that you will go to jail for the rest of your life. >> and i know that sandusky'sam has said that he's going to pursue this and appeal this, which is not a surprise, but does it seem like there are significant grounds for an appeal? >> reporter: well, the grounds for appeal that sandusky's lawyer have cited was t
permitting, felix bomgardner tries to set a world record with a 23-mile sky dive over new mexico and penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky is sentenced after being convicted on charges of child sexual abuse. wednesday the supreme court is expected to revis it the debate over affirmative action as a factor in college admissions. the nobel prizes are handed out all this week. culminating with the nobel peace prize awarded friday in oslo. saturday the american league and national league championship series get underway. >> jump in the water. no! we're in the middle of the ocean. >> osgood: the first presidential debate in colorado on wednesday night sparked a new round of opinions about the election. including one from our contributor ben stein. >> every so often i see something that deeply moves me about being an american. it could be a bald eagle soaring above a lake in north idaho. it could be a crowd at a baseball game. all different races and faces all having a happy time. the first presidential debate this year was one of those great moments. in a campaign that's been boring and na
's hands to a wall. the mother faces up to life in prison. >>> former penn state football coach jerry sandusky set to be sentenced tomorrow. he was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts in his child sex abuse case. the judge said to be determining whether sandusky will serve sentences simultaneously or consecutively. >>> joran van der sloot is going to be a father? jenna: no. jon: ecch he is serving a 28-year sentence for murdering a young peruvian woman. a dutch newspaper citing van der sloot's lawyer says he is expecting a child with a woman who came to his prison to make an unsupervised visit. go figure. jenna: oh for goodness sakes. i mean really. jon: so we're told. jenna: all right. now we're going to move on to politics, how about that? we're following an interesting trend in the wake of last week's debate. after the president's performance against governor mitt romney more and more journalists and political insiders including a columnist from "the washington post" are asking one question. does president obama really want to win the election. >> he lost the debate because he had noth
college years at penn state. everything was just kind of an evolution. i think that the filled auditorium last night got a good understanding of everybody reads that and says, geez, i wonder if i could do something like that. push come to shove, could i do that? i think what it did was added the natural evolution that when they got done watching that, they said yeah, now we understand why he did what he did. >> well, on this sunday, mr. and mrs. murphy, you give us hope, courage and faith in the great american spirit and we can't thank you enough that you had your boy and sharing your story. >> author of s.e.a.l. of honor, we appreciate talking to you. >> brand-new details on the investigation into the four americans murdered at our consulate in libya. we have a live update in moments. >> if you make a mistake on the field, your coach makes you take a lap. now one state says that's equal to corporal punishment. your emails on this topic coming up next. [ mujahid ] there was a little bit of trepidation, not quite knowing what the next phase was going to be, you know, because you been, you
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